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Feng Shui: tips for creating a calm space in your home

Feng Shui: tips for creating a calm space in your home

By Bea Patel on 5 Apr 2018 in Home Improvements

Have you heard of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui? Can it transform your head space and create a positive impact on your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing? We look deeper into this ancient philosophy – at what you can do in your home to positively change your performance and the way you feel. […]

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Infographic: tips for finding a trustworthy tradesperson

Infographic: tips for finding a trustworthy tradesperson

By Bea Patel on 29 Mar 2018 in Home Improvements

Are you looking to do some refurbishments around the house? Finding a reliable contractor can be tricky when there are so many options out there to choose from. Before hiring a tradesperson, you should carry out checks and make sure they’re registered with a relevant trade body. It’s also a good idea to get recommendations […]

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Incredible house made from shipping containers

Incredible house made from shipping containers

By Vin Parmar on 22 Mar 2018 in Industry News

Have you ever thought about living in the middle of a desert? What about in shipping containers? London-based designer James Whitaker created this stunning house out of shipping containers – and you won’t be disappointed. The house is 200-square metres. It includes a kitchen, living room and three en-suite bedrooms. It’s made from many shipping […]

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New EPC legislation – clarification and information for landlords

New EPC legislation – clarification and information for landlords

By Guest Blogger on 15 Mar 2018 in Industry News, Letting

By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords If you’ve ever bought, sold, let or rented a property, you’ll know that an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can be a significant consideration when choosing your new investment. Every property that’s put up for sale or to let is legally required to have an EPC. However, new research from Landlord […]

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A year in review: house prices, stock markets and Brexit

A year in review: house prices, stock markets and Brexit

By Guest Blogger on 8 Mar 2018 in Industry News

By Ben Johnson, YOPA estae agents Over the past 12 months we’ve seen a lot of changes, but when it comes to Brexit, it seems to be more of the same. We’ve gone from knowing relatively little about the proposed separation from the EU to knowing very little. The rhetoric coming from both sides has […]

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Changes in students’ accommodation expectations

Changes in students’ accommodation expectations

By Guest Blogger on 1 Mar 2018 in Students

By Dan Simpson, MAF Students – student accommodation in Sheffield Some of you may remember the student accommodation from the past. Shared showers, uncomfortable flat single beds, concrete walls, tiny rooms with limited space and freezing communal areas come to mind. Studying took place in libraries, social activities took place outside of living areas and […]

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Britain’s 10 cheapest and most expensive streets and how you can buy faster

Britain’s 10 cheapest and most expensive streets and how you can buy faster

By Vin Parmar on 22 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

The cheapest street in England and Wales is in Sunderland and costs less than a Ford Focus. If you’re one of the house buyers concerned about Britain’s property bubble, you should head toward County Durham. County Durham is home to only one of the seven cheapest streets in the UK. In Peterlee, you’d expect to […]

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UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

By Vin Parmar on 15 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

Entering the property market can be daunting for a first-time buyer in today’s economic climate. But many have taken advantage of help-to-buy schemes and ISAs to get a foot on the property ladder. First-time buyers can get equity loans of up to 20 per cent (or 40 per cent in London boroughs) of the property’s […]

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Top 10 London boroughs with the cheapest property prices

Top 10 London boroughs with the cheapest property prices

By Vin Parmar on 8 Feb 2018 in Buying

If you’re a home buyer looking for a good deal, East London is the best place to buy a home according to Rightmove’s latest asking price data. We look at the top ten cheapest areas in London to buy a home in the New Year, with lowest average asking prices from Barking and Dagenham in […]

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Revealed: the UK’s ideal home

Revealed: the UK’s ideal home

By Vin Parmar on 1 Feb 2018 in Industry News

The UK’s ideal home is not just eco-friendly, but spacious with lots of storage space. In an online survey by GoCompare Mortgages of 2,000 UK residents, results show people favoured a two-storey, simply designed and sustainable detached home with three bedrooms and a modest but medium sized garden. Where do people want their ideal home […]

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